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    BLOGGING

     

    Throughout the next three quarters you are going to have a running project.  At the end of each quarter you will receive 1 test/project grade for your blogging. 

     

    Project Requirements:

    1. You must make AT LEAST 10 comments each quarter (that is only 1 comment per week on average). 
    2. You must comment on at least 6 different articles.
    3. The more you comment the higher your project grade will be.
    4. Each post is worth 20 points. The whole project is worth 200 points per quarter…BIG POINTS…Easy way to increase your grade.

    Directions for Posting Comments:

    1.       Visit my blog –at the following website

    a.    http://mmcdermid.blogspot.com//

    2.       Read and Comment on any article that you choose.

    a.    You must have at least 5 coherent sentences per blog that follow the rubric provided.

    b.    You may not use any offensive language or intentionally offend anyone. You may comment on others posts.

    c.     It is not to be used as a social site, discussion must pertain to the article topic or in response to what someone else has said regarding the article.

    d.    If there are questions associated with the articles, the answers must be found in your comments.

    Each week I will add at least one new article to the blog that you can comment on.  There will also be different polls that you can answer each week.

    When you leave a comment:

    -       WRITE YOUR FIRST NAME AND LAST INITIAL… NOT YOUR WHOLE NAME!!! – no name = no credit!!

    -       Each time a comment is made, it cannot be posted until I have approved it through my e-mail address.  This allows me to check for inappropriate posts or language.  If you are caught abusing the privilege of posting, you will be referred to the principal.

    -       If your post does not appear within 24 hours of you commenting, please let me know, something may have gone wrong.

    -       You will not criticize anyone for their thoughts, it is their opinion and they are entitled to it, you may discuss it.

     

    Rubric For Grading Posts

    Category

    5 Points

    4 Points

    3 Points

    1 Point

    Critical Reading

    Entry shows evidence of preparation through critical reading and reflection thereby demonstrating an integration of relevant concepts, ideas, and principles.

    Blog entry shows evidence of preparation through reading and reflection with some integration of ideas.

    Blog entry shows little evidence of preparation through reading and reflection.

    Blog entry shows no evidence of preparation through reading or reflection.

    Critical Thinking

    Blog entry demonstrates use of upper level thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) and illustrates a thoughtful approach to the content..

    Blog entry demonstrates moments of upper level thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) and illustrates a thoughtful approach to the content.

    Entry demonstrates little upper level thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) focusing primarily on knowledge recall and illustrates a forced approach to content.

    Blog entry demonstrates no upper level thinking (analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) and illustrates a careless approach to content.

    Creative Thinking

    Entry conveys evidence of creative thinking, original ideas throughout the entire entry.

    Blog entry conveys evidence of creative thinking through some original ideas.

    Blog entry conveys an attempt at creative thinking but the ideas are lacking.

    Blog entry conveys no creative thinking.

    Quality of Entries

    Blog entry is clear, concise, coherent and easy to understand demonstrating elements of a strong writing style. Blog entry demonstrates a polished, professional quality with few, if any, errors.

    Blog entry is mostly clear, concise, and coherent with a nice writing style. Blog entry is polished but has some errors in standard written English that rarely interfere with understanding.

    Blog entry is not always clear and coherent making it difficult to understand at times. Blog entry lacks publication quality as it contains several errors in standard written English interfere with understanding.

    Blog entry is not clear, concise, or coherent and pays no attention to style. Blog entry should not be published as it has frequent and severe errors in standard written English that interfere with understanding.